Thrift Files

A second edition of thrift files! (see the first here). Here is a roundup of the pretty things that caught my eye at the thrift stores lately...


A cute jewelry box. A bit beat up but still awesome. I thrifted a robin's egg blue one in better condition a few weeks ago.


So many pretty designs. I love the look of mismatched china. Can't wait to thrift my own collection of pretty plates and cups.


Another light up globe! What are the chances, eh? This one was a bit too small and modern for my taste. Unless I see "USSR" I ain't bitin.


Lots and lots of sweet illustrations and good lookin books. One of these days I'll get myself a scanner and scan some of my favorite illustrations that are living inside all of the old children's books I have in my possession :)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!


  1. Hehe I take photos of items at the thrift I end up passing up due to condition/price/not being able to get it home. Wonderful illustrations in the books and I started a collection of similar vintage jewelry boxes to hold all my vintage jewelry!

  2. I love the illustrations of that second to last book.

  3. Oooh I love that last photo, so fun! :D
    And those bowls and plates are so cute :)

  4. you made great finds!
    I'm jealous hehe



  5. Oh my goodness, LIGHT UP GLOBE!!! I want one so so badly. I had one from the 60's but I gave it to my ex bf when we were together. *sadface.
    The patterns on old dishware are always so good and detailed. Love it.

  6. Dude I love illustrations in old books. There's a bunch of children's lesson books from 1970s Taiwan in my house that I just can't rip pages out of because I feel like I'd be ruining a family hierloom lol

  7. I went thrift shopping for the first time in like a year today. I forgot how much fun and therapeutic it is! You've found some amazing things here! xxx

  8. looks like you had some fun!
    i find it quite funny how you won't budge unless the globe says USSR! haha
    and i also love the look of mix-matched china :)

  9. My sister has a jewelry box that is VERY similar to the one in this post, and she found it at a thrift shop. Also, I love the books! Have you been to this blog before: http://shewasabird.blogspot.com/ ? It's full of scans of vintage book pages with some pretty entertaining commentary.

  10. Oooh, what lovely things! I've had to stop looking at furniture in charity shops because I see lovely things but don't have a home to put any of it in.

  11. You are too obsessed with children's books haha! But how often do you go thrifting? It seems like such a great life!

    xo Sherrie
    Psst.. have you entered our vintage Coach bag giveaway yet?
    Closet Hound

  12. love this thrift file edition. i'm also a fan of children's book illustrations, especially vintage one's the illustrations are awesome. oh and the other day you asked what was the best thing you've thrifted lately i found a pretty sweet vintage sweater for 5 bucks and a plaid wool coat for 20 bucks.

  13. Don't you think the illustration of the girl cutting the pattern (4th picture down) looks a lot like Thelma from Scooby-Doo?!


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